Visa Information

Visas to the ROC, depending on the applicants’ purpose of entry, fall into four categories:

  • Visitor Visa: A short-term visa. Holders are allowed to stay in Taiwan for a maximum of 180 days
  • Resident Visa: A long-term visa. Holders are allowed to stay in Taiwan for more than 180 days
  • Diplomatic Visa
  • Courtesy Visa

Period of Entry (the columns of VALID UNTIL or ENTER BEFORE on the visa):

This implies the period of the visa holder’s use of the visa. For example VALID UNTIL (or ENTER BEFORE) APRIL 8, 1999, it means the visa will expire after April 8, 1999.

Duration of Stay:

This means that the period the holder is eligible to stay in Taiwan starts the next day after his/her entry. The duration of stay is normally 14 days, 30 days, 60 days, or 90 days.

Holders of a 60-day visa without any note of limitation should have valid documents ready before the expiry of the visa if he/she intends to extend his/her stay in Taiwan, and should apply for an extension the Service Station of the Immigration Department in different counties (cities).

Resident Visa Without Any Note of the Duration of Stay:

The holder should apply for an Alien Resident Certificate and Re-entry Permit at a Service Station of the Immigration Department in different counties and cities within 15 days of the entry or within 15 days of the re-issuing of the Residence Permit. His/her duration of stay will be governed by the date printed on the Alien Resident Certificate.

Entries: There are Two Kinds of Entries: Single and Multiple

Entries: There are Two Kinds of Entries: Single and Multiple

Note: This shows the code for the reason of the applicant’s visit or identity. The visa holder should conduct activities corresponding to the granted items (Visa Codes Table). Residents of some countries may enter Taiwan without a visa. For further information, please enquire about foreign nationals who are eligible for Visa-Exempt Entry and Landing Visa at the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (TAIWAN).

 

Business Hours of Counters for Passport Applications, Visas, and Certificates:

Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:00pm (No lunch break. Closed on Saturday, Sunday, and National Holidays).

Bureau of Consular Affairs

Address: 3F-5F, No. 2-2, Sec. 1, Jinan Road, Taipei City, 10051, ROC (Taiwan)

Tel:886-2-2343-2888

Fax:886-2-2343-2968